Old Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov

Old Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov

Old Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Jewish cemetery is an historic site of great significance. It is the resting place for some 40,000 persons, including a number of prominent rabbis and scholars. The most visited grave is that of the Chief Rabbi of Prague, Ezechiel Landau (1713-1793), also known by the name Noda bi-Yehuda. In the early 1960s it was mostly discontinued and converted into a park.
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Disciple22
Manchester, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It was a must visit, and a truly humbling and moving experience. The numerous Names of those whom lost their lives in the Holocaust, in whatever manner, was excruciating and brought Myself and My Wife to tears. After experiencing the inside WE ventured outside, and there further emotions, taking time out to PRAY.
Written February 1, 2020
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Patrick R
Calgary, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Beautiful cemetery to walk through. A bit tricky to find where to get tickets and get to, but worth it. When I went it was a bit crowded with a school tour or something, but that may just have been bad luck. Worth seeing.
Written May 28, 2022
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AttitudeAdjuster
Gillingham, UK1,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A beautiful element of a tour of the Jewish Quarter. Over the centuries, earth has been added with graves laid upon one another. A very pleasant walk around on a sunny day and so much history.
Written May 22, 2022
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LENPHOTOGRAPHIC
Tring, UK6,414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Walked through the grounds of the synagogue into the cemetery. Its very old with most of the inscriptions faded. The stones are next to one another and I believe that tombs are on top of tombs. There are many graves of famous Rabbis in years gone by. If visiting be very respectful and make sure head is covered.
Written April 14, 2020
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Sheilagh A
Basingstoke, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
So incredibly sad and beautiful. Walking through the synagogue with the lists of names and dates of all the Czech Jewish population that were slaughtered during the Holocaust, who have no graves was the most haunting, moving, heartbreaking thing I’ve ever experienced. Then moving onto the old cemetery which is strangely beautiful is definitely something a visit to Prague should include.
Written February 23, 2020
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Moetbubbles
Sandwich, UK1,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We came outside after reading the horrific story about these poor people and seeing thousands of names written on the walls, its a story that certainly opens your eyes and your hearts, i was just totally lost for words....
The Jewish qtrs are certainly worth the visit and although we didn't know much about the names on the gravestones we found it all very overwhelming.
Written February 22, 2020
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let's travel now
Derby, UK856 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Entry to the cemetery was included in the synagogue tour ticket that we bought at Maiselova synagogue.

The cemetery is in a poor state of repair and gravestones are crowded several deep and some are toppling over and the wording on them has eroded away. It's very sad to see.

We were told that some bodies are buried 10 deep and that donations were annually allowing for the gravestones to be refurbished.

The path to walk on around the cemetery is roped off and you cannot step onto what little grass there is.

People walking around the cemetery were very quiet and respectful and there were x2 benches to sit and have quiet reflection.

It's incredibly sad to see.
Written October 14, 2019
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BosoxKen
Mequon, WI641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This cemetery is the final resting place for so many and the crowding of the graves gives one pause. There are some tzadik's buried here and it was fascinating to see people pay their respects.
Written October 9, 2019
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Kathy J
Boise, ID23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Cemetery walking tour was very moving, especially since I rented the audio equipment that tells much more than just walking through. I found myself being transported in time and had chills as I listened to the history and read the information plates along the way.
Written September 3, 2019
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jamesafoster
Potlatch, ID54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
over 40,000 people buried here, in layers over the centuries. There are so many graves that the graveyard is elevated above street level. Look for the grave of Rabbi Lowe, who in legend made the famous Golem of Prague. See if you can figure out what the icons on the gravestones--hands, grapes, lions, wolves--represent. Beautiful, quite spot in a busy city.
Written July 22, 2019
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